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A Singaporean motorcyclist and online personality, Vaune Phan toured around Taiwan on a motorcycle, and was stopped by law enforcement after riding on an expressway last Friday (Mar 10), not knowing that it was against the local traffic laws.
It was then she was informed that the motorcycles were not allowed on the highways in Taiwan.
According to Lianhe Wanbao, Vaune is a local figure well known in the biking community, most notably for her good looks and mesmerising photos.
According to Vaune , it was her first time in Taiwan and with some help from a friend, she had decided to tour the island on a motorcycle.
According to the local press, Vaune braved the rain, riding from Taipei to Hualien.
She also reportedly rode to Taroko National Park and Kenting along the way.
Vaune was on her way to Alishan when she mistakenly rode onto the expressway and was stopped by a police officer.
As it turns out, riding a motorcycle on an expressway is a traffic offence in Taiwan.
Vaune subsequently took to her Facebook page to explain the situation: She had not realised that she was being pursued by a traffic police as she was on her headphones, and did not hear the sirens until he closed on to her.
She also uploaded a photo taken with several police officers behind her, with a comical caption: "Getting chased by guys is quite common for me."
The officers explained to her the local traffic laws and guided her in the correct direction.
Vaune then followed the officers back to a police station and was issued a fine, but fortunately, did not receive any further punishments.
After the incident, Vaune breathed a sign of relief, saying on Facebook: "I’m ok now. Thank you, Taiwan!"